Ask Mr. Pest Control
Q. What’s the best way to treat for carpet beetles inside of a 1,500 sq. ft. mobile home? What’s the best product to use?
— Nathan, CA
A. The difficulty with carpet beetles is finding them, not what product to use on them. I’m not sure of the level of infestation you’re seeing or where it is concentrated. If they’re heavily concentrated in one area, that’s great because it’ll point to the source of the infestation. It might be old rodenticide bait or a dead animal in a wall void, which can be dusted. It’s more difficult when they’re found throughout the home because there are a number of things they could be infesting, which is anything animal based like silk, wool, leather, feathers and fur. I’d focus more on finding them because, once you do, they’re not so difficult to kill.